And the differences could undermine the program. [Today’s blog is a joint effort of Severin Borenstein, James Bushnell, Steve Cicala and Ryan Kellogg] The Clean Electricity Performance Program (CEPP) is … Continue Reading The CEPP is Not a Clean Energy Standard
Incentives matter! Let’s get them right. This is a big week for energy and environmental policy in the world’s fifth largest economy and the republic it is part of – … Continue Reading A Big Week for Energy and the Environment
Maybe we should be giving rebates to installers rather than households. People generally follow Newton’s first law of motion: they keep doing what they are doing unless acted upon by … Continue Reading The Supply-Side Economics of Residential Electrification
When complex regulations meet power markets, be sure to read the fine print. The next big push in climate policy in the US appears to be coalescing around a clean … Continue Reading The Clean Electricity Payment Plan: How Exactly Is This Supposed to Work?
A new study says yes. But distributed solar benefits are an elusive prize. Policy makers, power companies, and a majority of Americans are coming around to the idea that the … Continue Reading Will Investing Big in Distributed Solar Save Us Billions?
Sort of. More expensive, less well timed, grid-intensive energy efficiency. Here in California, rooftop solar has been in the news quite a bit lately, as net energy metering and other … Continue Reading Is Rooftop Solar Just Like Energy Efficiency?
Electric Freight Transport’s Benefits Depend on Grid Decarbonization! While much of the debate around cleaning up the transportation sector has focused on the types of cars you and I drive, … Continue Reading Electrifying Big Rigs?